Yankees Rumors & News

  • Black Friday: Bargain shopping on the Yankees roster

    The LoHud Yankees Blog "Not sure when we started calling this day Black Friday, or why the retail world agreed to put a bunch of stuff on sale so early in the morning on the day after Thanksgiving. I just know that I was asked to get up this morning so that I can shop for a new coat because my current coat is not very..." November 27

  • Yankees' GM Brian Cashman: I get along fine with Derek Jeter

    Newark Star-Ledger "Stan Grossfeld wrote in the Boston Globe Thursday about Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman, detailing parts of his night last week sleeping on the streets to raise awareness among homeless children. (NJ Advance Media was there.) But further down in the story Grossfeld references the..." November 27

  • Where Yankees' Gary Sanchez ranked among Arizona Fall League prospects

    Newark Star-Ledger "It seems Gary Sanchez's breakout 2015 was no fluke. The 22-year-old Yankees minor league catcher was the No. 2 overall prospect in the Arizona Fall League, according to Baseball America. Sanchez led the league in home runs with seven and tied for the lead in RBI with 21. He hit .295 with a..." November 27

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Yankees informed teams Nova is available

    The Score "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said numerous times this offseason that no pitcher is assured a spot in a crowded rotation, though he could clear room by dealing one of his starters. Cashman reportedly let teams know that right-hander Ivan Nova is available, according to Joel..." November 25

  • Dellin Betances trying to ignore his potential Yankees promotion

    New York Post "Dellin Betances has 28,000 Twitter disciples, so it’s impossible to shut out the talk of the Yankees possibly trading closer Andrew Miller as they attempt to upgrade a very shaky rotation. “I see some of the stuff on Twitter but I don’t pay attention to rumors,’’ Betances told The Post on..." November 25

  • Yankees unlikely to seek 2B help, will stick with Rob Refsnyder, Dustin Ackley

    New York Daily News "Two years ago, the Yankees let Robinson Cano leave the Bronx for Seattle, leaving a gaping hole at second base. Neither Brian Roberts nor Stephen Drew were the answer to replace Cano, who isn't coming back to the Bronx any time soon no matter what rumors might be heating up the hot stove this..." November 25

  • 10 breakout prospects from AFL season

    MLB.com "The Arizona Fall League season is now in the books and, as usual, many top prospects performed well. But while it's exciting to see known players do what's expected, it's at least as much fun to see other Minor Leaguers put themselves on the map during the six-week AFL campaign. Every year,..." November 23

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Report: Cano unhappy in Seattle, wants Yankees reunion

    The Score "Less than a week after former major league outfielder and coach Andy Van Slyke made critical comments about Robinson Cano's attitude and work ethic, comes a report claiming the six-time All-Star wants out of Seattle. A source close to Cano tells John Harper of the New York Daily News that the..." November 23

  • Yankees' self-imposed financial restrictions could cost team Gardner, Miller

    Fox Sports "Here’s the problem with the Yankees trading left fielder Brett Gardner: Their only other athletic position players are shortstop Didi Gregorius and outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Hicks. The Yankees need more such players, not less. But they also need controllable starting pitching, and..." November 23

  • Why Yankees may be stuck with Ackley and Refsnyder at second

    New York Post "Dustin Ackley and Rob Refsnyder might not fit the description of a championship-winning platoon at second base for the 2016 Yankees. Nevertheless, the replacement options don’t overwhelm, either for the Yankees, whose first offseason goal is upgrade the starting rotation. Free agents Ben..." November 23

  • Source: Hot target Bruce has limited no-trade clause

    MLB.com "When the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline expired this past season, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce let out a big sigh of relief while sitting at his locker in the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. One thing that is certain this winter for Bruce is he will get to live that feeling of..." November 22

  • Rays claim Chase Whitley off waivers from Yankees

    Hardball Talk "Dropped from the 40-man roster by the Yankees, right-hander Chase Whitley has been claimed off waivers by the Rays. Whitley logged 95 innings for the Yankees during the past two seasons, posting a 5.02 ERA and 76/23 K/BB ratio split between the rotation and bullpen, but underwent Tommy John..." November 20

  • Could Dellin Betances slide into Yankees' closer role?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If the Andrew Miller trade reports turn into real action over the next few weeks, the Yankees will need a new closer in 2016. The obvious choice, if no one else comes along, is stud reliever Dellin Betances, the team's primary eighth-inning weapon the last two seasons. Can he handle the..." November 20

  • Yankees GM getting 'a lot of calls' for Gardner

    The Score "Brett Gardner has become a popular subject on the phone of New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. The GM has fielded plenty of calls about his players of late, with many clubs inquiring about Gardner. "We're getting a lot of calls on him, but at the same time, that's not new. People..." November 20

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Yankees have discussed trading Gardner for Cubs’ Castro: source

    New York Daily News "Brett Gardner continues to be a hot name on this year's trade market. The Yankees have discussed the outfielder with "many teams" according to a major-league executive, and while it's no certainty that Gardner will be traded, the team appears willing to move him in the right..." November 20

  • Roger Clemens: I Would Want Red Sox Hat On Hall Of Fame Plaque If Inducted

    NESN "Roger Clemens donned many baseball caps during his career. But which one would he want to wear on his plaque if he gets inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? “It would obviously be a Boston (Red Sox) hat,” Clemens said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Thursday. “That’s where I..." November 20

  • Steinbrenner: Yankees to curtail spending, develop youth

    The Score "Hal Steinbrenner wants to put an end to the New York Yankees' free-spending ways, and restore a balance between youth and experience on the roster moving forward. "I shouldn't have to have a $200-million payroll to win a world championship," Steinbrenner told reporters Wednesday. "It's been..." November 19

  • Derek Jeter denies 'gift basket' rumors on Joe Buck's new show

    CBS Sports "Fox's top play-by-play MLB broadcaster Joe Buck has a new show called "Undeniable" that debuted on its home, the Audience Network, on Wednesday night with Yankees icon Derek Jeter as the guest. In October, he spoke at length about it to our own Dave Brown. Buck didn't shy away from broaching..." November 19

  • 50 Cent Has Beef With Derek Jeter Because of a Botched Underwear Endorsement Deal

    New York Daily News "A dispute over underwear between Derek Jeter and 50 Cent has turned the rapper into a Mets fan. Jeter angered the Queens-born MC after backing out of a deal to promote a line of swanky skivvies because he feared 50 Cent would make the brand too “urban,” according to reports. Jeter is being..." November 19

  • Yankees, Dodgers forecast a winter of austerity - but can we believe them?

    USA Today "OK, who’s the wise guy who sneaked into the board rooms of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, and convinced ownership there’s no reason to spend money to win? These are the two richest franchises in baseball, spending more than $500 million on player salaries last year, but are..." November 19

  • Cleveland discussing trade scenarios for outfield help

    MLB Daily Dish "According to Jon Morosi, the Indians are in preliminary discussions with several teams to acquire outfield help. Cleveland was likely going to enter the market for an outfielder when the offseason began, and with the unfortunate news that Michael Brantley needed shoulder surgery, their need..." November 18

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Yankees bring back Mike Harkey as bullpen coach

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees announced this afternoon that Mike Harkey has returned to his former post as bullpen coach. He replaces Gary Tuck, who was let go after the season. Harkey was fired by the Diamondbacks last month after two seasons as pitching coach. " November 17

  • Yankees' Alex Rodriguez settles lawsuit over legal fees

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez resolved one of the remaining loose ends from his Biogenesis suspension last week when he settled a lawsuit filed by a firm that claimed the Yankee slugger owed it hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid legal bills. Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani settled its lawsuit with..." November 17

  • Could Jason Heyward land with the Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees traded for an athletic center fielder last week, but that doesn't mean the team is done trying to fortify its outfield this winter. Might they target free agent Jason Heyward? MLB Trade Rumors argues that it's a good fit and perhaps so—Heyward, 26, has a left-handed swing that..." November 17

  • Yankees can likely cross out one Brett Gardner trading partner

    New York Post "Brett Gardner could still end up being shipped out of The Bronx this offseason as the Yankees look to upgrade other areas after acquiring outfielder Aaron Hicks from the Twins last week, but one possible destination appears less likely. With the Mariners trading for Rangers center fielder..." November 17

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Yankees sign switch-hitting C Francisco Diaz, 26, to minors deal. Hit .353/.418/.482 in 26 G at Low-A in #Pirates system this year.

  • Former AL East bullies Yankees and Red Sox need to make big offseason upgrades

    Sporting News "The Yankees haven’t won a playoff game since 2012. The Red Sox have finished last in the AL East in back-to-back seasons, the first consecutive cellar-dweller finishes since 1929 and 1930. These former beasts of the East have been mostly afterthoughts when the playoffs have arrived. Sure,..." November 16

  • Mets reach out to Ben Zobrist — but Yankees likely scared off

    New York Post "Ben Zobrist will have his share of suitors this offseason — including the Mets — but early indications are the Yankees will not be among them. According to industry sources, the Yankees aren’t willing to spend as much as Zobrist likely will receive on the market, even if he does fill a need in..." November 16

  • Beltran undecided about future, says he 'might play another year'

    The Score "Before Carlos Beltran makes a decision about his future, the 38-year-old wants to see how he fares this summer as he plays out the final season of the three-year, $45-million deal he received from the New York Yankees ahead of the 2014 campaign. "I will see how I finish," Beltran told Dan..." November 14

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards

    MLB.com "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

  • Yankees Acquire Aaron Hicks From Twins For John Ryan Murphy

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees and Twins have announced a two-player deal involving important young players. New York will add center fielder Aaron Hicks in the swap, while Minnesota receives catcher John Ryan Murphy. It’s somewhat surprising to hear that Minnesota has parted with Hicks, who finally seemed to..." November 12

  • Carlos Beltran offered support to Jose Reyes after domestic violence arrest: 'I consider him a brother'

    New York Daily News "In the last two months, Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran has watched a current and past teammate battle personal woes and confront the requisite fallout. And while Beltran's Yankee teammate CC Sabathia has completed a rehab stint to treat alcoholism and has already gone public to address the..." November 12

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #DBacks among teams to inquire on #Yankees’ Miller. No names exchanged yet, but AZ has young SPs, IFers who would interest NYY.

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    Minnesota Twins @Twins

    OFFICIAL: #MNTwins acquire C John Ryan Murphy (@JRMurphy513) from #Yankees for OF Aaron Hicks. pic.twitter.com/6I7M9GsQbJ

  • Brian Cashman: Greg Bird to land in Scranton

    ESPN "In 46 games with the New York Yankees last season, 22-year-old rookie Greg Bird hit for a higher batting average than Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley. His .871 OPS was nearly 30 points higher than Alex Rodriguez's. And he homered nearly as frequently (once every 14 at-bats) as the..." November 11

  • Yankees, Mariners have engaged in talks about Brett Gardner

    New York Post "To further exemplify Brian Cashman’s mantra that he is open to talking about any player on his roster, the Yankees have discussed Brett Gardner with the Mariners, The Post has learned. No trade discussions were characterized as far along or specifically targeted to just one team. Nevertheless,..." November 11

  • Yankees trade Pirela to Padres for pitching prospect

    The Score "San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller added to an area of weakness with help from the other coast. The Padres acquired utility infielder Jose Pirela from the New York Yankees on Wednesday in exchange for minor-league pitcher Ron Herrera. Signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent..." November 11

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards

    MLB.com "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors

    MLB.com "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network

    MLB.com "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • Yankees' Adam Warren to prepare as a starter, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "For Adam Warren, it's rinse and repeat. The Yankees' 28-year-old right-hander will spend the offseason preparing to battle for a rotation spot, general manager Brian Cashman said, according to a report from the New York Post's Joel Sherman. In each of the last three seasons, Warren has gone..." November 10

  • Brian Cashman 'open to anything'; meanwhile, Yankees find themselves battling Mets along with AL East

    Newsday "Brian Cashman pledged to "dream bigger" soon after arriving Monday at the general managers' meetings. He meant bigger than this year's wild-card berth, bigger than playing one more game than most of the rest of the league. That felt satisfying at the time. There was champagne, right? But on..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10